Tag Archives: ecosystem functioning

Visiting Argentina – the land of beef and mate tea

Alexander Feckler shares his experience during his visit at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP) and the Universidad de Córdoba (UCO) in Argentina, as part of an internationalization project of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

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Can we use an American leaf shredder to assess sediment-associated metal risks in Europe?

In this post, Jochen Zubrod reports on their recently published paper “Is Hyalella azteca a suitable model leaf-shredding benthic crustacean for testing the toxicity of sediment-associated metals in Europe?”.

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“Don’t forget me”: aquatic insects, a disregarded taxonomic class in the assessment of fungicide toxicity in detritivorous invertebrates

In this post, Marco Konschak writes about their recently published paper “Waterborne and diet-related effects of inorganic and organic fungicides on the insect leaf shredder Chaetopteryx villosa (Trichoptera)”.

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New Project: Relationship between biodiversity and functions under stress

In this post, Mirco Bundschuh talks about a recently granted DFG-project “The relevance of the BIOdiversity TO FUNction relationship in heterotrophic aquatic systems under stress” with the unusual acronym “BIO2FUN”.

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Projects & theses on effects of fungicide contamination

With great wine comes great responsibility! Therefore, the working group “Quantitative Landscape Ecology” offers several projects/theses in a DFG-funded field study analysing effects of fungicide contamination on fungal communities and microbial leaf decomposition.

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